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By January 27, 2016 - 10:59am
 
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Why we get leg pain shoulder pain during periods. Once i find my periods dates are near i get angry often mainly to my BF,irritated mind, feeling depressed, not much sleep. Is it normal??? Am afraid :( And why do they occur ?

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Hello papu_av,

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) has a wide variety of symptoms, including mood swings, tender breasts, food cravings, fatigue, irritability and depression. It's estimated that as many as 3 of every 4 menstruating women have experienced some form of premenstrual syndrome.

Exactly what causes premenstrual syndrome is unknown, but several factors may contribute to the condition:

Cyclic changes in hormones: signs and symptoms of premenstrual syndrome change with hormonal fluctuations and disappear with pregnancy and menopause.

Chemical changes in the brain: fluctuations of serotonin, a brain chemical (neurotransmitter) that is thought to play a crucial role in mood states, could trigger PMS symptoms. Insufficient amounts of serotonin may contribute to premenstrual depression, as well as to fatigue, food cravings and sleep problems.

Depression. Some women with severe premenstrual syndrome have undiagnosed depression, though depression alone does not cause all of the symptoms.

It is normal.

Regards,
Maryann

January 27, 2016 - 11:05am
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